Biomedical Research Programs at Present and Future High-Energy Particle Accelerators

Vincenzo Patera, Yolanda Prezado, Faical Azaiez, Giuseppe Battistoni, Diego Bettoni, Sytze Brandenburg, Aleksandr Bugay, Giacomo Cuttone, Denis Dauvergne, Gilles de France, Christian Graeff, Thomas Haberer, Taku Inaniwa, Sebastien Incerti, Elena Nasonova, Alahari Navin, Marco Pullia, Sandro Rossi, Charlot Vandevoorde, Marco Durante*

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Abstract

Biomedical applications at high-energy particle accelerators have always been an important section of the applied nuclear physics research. Several new facilities are now under constructions or undergoing major upgrades. While the main goal of these facilities is often basic research in nuclear physics, they acknowledge the importance of including biomedical research programs and of interacting with other medical accelerator facilities providing patient treatments. To harmonize the programs, avoid duplications, and foster collaboration and synergism, the International Biophysics Collaboration is providing a platform to several accelerator centers with interest in biomedical research. In this paper, we summarize the programs of various facilities in the running, upgrade, or construction phase.

Original languageEnglish
Article number380
Number of pages16
JournalFrontiers of Physics
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16-Oct-2020

Keywords

  • accelerators
  • particle therapy
  • space radiation protection
  • high-energy ions
  • biomedical research
  • CARBON ION RADIOTHERAPY
  • NEUTRON-CAPTURE THERAPY
  • BIOLOGICAL EFFECTIVENESS
  • RADIATION PROTECTION
  • IRRADIATION SYSTEM
  • NICA PROJECT
  • BEAM
  • INACTIVATION
  • FACILITY
  • CANCER

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